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The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

9 September 2019

Mumbai, India

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In India, many of the homeless population suffer from undiagnosed mental illnesses, but a local psychiatrist is addressing the problem by treating their illnesses and reuniting them with their families. The psychiatri...

Teen Vogue

Ari Honarvar

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5 September 2019

United States

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LGBTQ asylum seekers face a unique set of problems coming to the United States, often from places where gender expression and sexuality are strictly regulated. Four organizations across the US, Mexico, and Canada are ...

Education Dive

Wayne D'Orio

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3 September 2019

California, United States

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With $100 million in funds from California's state legislature, a group is launching an online community college targeted at adult learners. The college is unique for its focus on skill-based learning in lieu of tradi...

The Guardian

Nate Berg

2 September 2019

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Attitudes towards the legalization of sex work are changing around the world, and now some cities have even started considering public spaces for sex work while developing urban infrastructure plans. From Cologne, Ger...

The Hechinger Report

Sarah Gonser

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30 August 2019

New York, New York, United States

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A "near-peer" mentoring program offers a promising model for similar initiatives working to prevent "summer melt" for low-income students in the summer between their graduation from high school and arrival at college....

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

29 August 2019

Danvers, Massachusetts, United States

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In the Danvers, Massachusetts, school district, virtual reality technology allows students with disabilities to walk through the hallways of their middle school before the first day of classes or take field trips at t...

Searchlight New Mexico

April Reese

27 August 2019

Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

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The Outdoor Equity Fund in New Mexico introduces troubled youth across the state to exploration in nature as a sort of informal therapy and mental retreat. The Fund - a first of it's kind across the nation - distribut...

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Stephanie Butzer

26 August 2019

Aurora, Colorado, United States

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For individuals wanting to store their guns outside of their homes, they can now find a space using the Colorado Gun Storage Map. The interactive tool was developed in collaboration between the Colorado School of Publ...

Marin Independent Journal

Richard Halstead

24 August 2019

Marin, California, United States

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A program run by the Community Land Trust Association of West Marin uses government vouchers to encourage landlords to create additional affordable housing units with extra rooms in their home. The program, which prim...

The Christian Science Monitor

Alex P. Kellogg

23 August 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Atlanta has seen a decline in rates of people experiencing homelessness from 2008-2018, a trend that is particularly meaningful as other cities contend with stubbornly high numbers. Part of the solution? A new source ...

The Christian Science Monitor

David Karas

22 August 2019

Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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In Des Moines, Iowa, the Evelyn K. Davis Center provides wraparound support to a wide range of populations seeking stable employment. From internet access to financial counseling to job coaching, the center aims to "i...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Christine McLaren

21 August 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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There is a special program called Fugees Academy where curriculum is designed for the unique experience and challenges of refugee children in the US. The schools started as a refugee soccer team for kids, and has sinc...

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Jenn Chavez

18 August 2019

Wilsonville, Oregon, United States

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In a collaboration with the Oregon Zoo, the Institute of Applied Ecology, the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Oregon’s Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, women experiencing incarceration are helping sav...

The Hechinger Report

Aaron Cantú

15 August 2019

United States

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Today, one in three college students is the first in their family to attend college; of these first-generation students, about a third drop out. A growing number of higher education institutions are reaching out to pa...

AZFamily.com

Kristine Harrington

14 August 2019

Wickenburg, Arizona, United States

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In Arizona, which ranks 49th in the country for teacher pay, the Wickenburg Unified School District has shifted to a four-day work week in order to retain teachers. Although the change has helped recruit teachers in t...

Albuquerque Journal

Elise Kaplan

12 August 2019

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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In New Mexico, health care professionals from the Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless are working to meet people where they are at, physically, by visiting homeless encampments to deliver supplies. In addition, t...

Michigan Radio

April Van Buren

8 August 2019

Michigan, United States

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In Michigan, infant mortality for Native American babies is almost triple the rate of infant mortality for white babies. To combat this troubling reality, tribal communities are working to reintegrate traditional know...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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7 August 2019

Colorado, United States

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Thanks to a two-year grant from Colorado’s Health Foundation, several food-centered nonprofit organizations are working to help residents of southwestern Colorado replace high-calorie, low nutrition food with seasonal...

The Colorado Sun

Monte Whaley

7 August 2019

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

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Rural parts of America are often lacking in resources such as addiction treatment centers, but a project known as Strengthening Families is working to connect families in these areas with people that can help. In Colo...

Wyoming Public Media

Maggie Mullen

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2 August 2019

West Thumb, Wyoming, United States

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At Yellowstone National Park, they’re renting dogs to sniff out invasive species like zebra and quagga mussels. The dogs are part of the Working Dogs for Conservation non-profit organization and have been trained to s...

Distractify

Robin Zlotnick

1 August 2019

London, England

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People suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia often struggle with drinking enough water, but an engineer in London developed Jelly Drops which serve to hydrate this population. Disguised as a chewable gummy, Jelly Dro...

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Kevin Holmes

26 July 2019

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Kansas City’s Police Department has created a Crisis Intervention Unit with the goal of broadening their outreach and engagement with individuals with mental illnesses. Rather than send them through the criminal justi...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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25 July 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, the new HostHome program is working to decrease rates of LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness by connecting youth with volunteer households to host them and social workers to provide additional supp...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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22 July 2019

Harare, Zimbabwe

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Sometimes just having someone to talk to can help those who are suffering from depression. The Friendship Bench program in NYC borrows an idea from Harare, Zimbabwe, where healthcare workers—affectionately called Gran...

NPR

Colin Dwyer

17 July 2019

Long Branch, New Jersey, United States

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Libraries across the United States are expanding what they offer to not just include books, but also a host of social and human services. From stocking an anti-overdose drug to offering mental health services and lega...

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